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Why I Write: Back to the basics

It started with Invaders from Mars and Other Tales of Youthful Angst, followed by Ice Cream Headache, When a Hard Rain Falls (due out later this year) and now for my latest book in progress, Going Long, I am traveling once again back in time, back to the 1960s and back to Oglesby and the […]

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Life Before the Supreme Dairy Bar — An Ice Cream Headache Flashback

Before it was the Supreme Dairy Bar it was Gambles. In Ice Cream Headache though, there used to be a grocery store on the first floor before it became the dairy bar. Actually, there were a few shelves with some canned and dry goods which were located to the right when you walked in the main […]

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Folks who like Ice Cream Headache

This a from a five-star review by Randy Mixter, acclaimed author of Morning Star and Letters from Long Binh: Memoirs of a Military Policeman in Vietnam: “I have just ridden a time machine thanks to author Jeffrey Miller and his book Ice Cream Headache. This book grabbed me on page one and took me back […]

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New Wave Night — TJ McFly’s, Carbondale, December 1980

The photo might be a little blurry, but the memories are not. I remember this night as if it were yesterday. Check out the skinny tie and the three buttons.

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I Scream, You Scream

We all scream for Ice Cream Headache. I love this book so much. Okay, so that is what you would expect the writer to say but what I love about this book is the nostalgia that I serve up in the story about the lives of five people intertwining one day in 1968. I do […]

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Fall from grace

Life sometimes imitates art. Lisa Robin Kelly who portrayed Eric Forman’s wild and loose sister, Laurie, on That 70’s Show probably wishes she was back playing the bad older sister instead of being the actress having run-ins with the law. Talk about your fall from grace.

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I Hate Facebook

You heard me right. I hate Facebook. No, hate is too nice of a word. I loathe Facebook. Why, pray tell, would someone who spends 2-3 hours a day posting, commenting, uploading, and talking about his books, come out and make such a scathing claim? What’s wrong, Jeffrey? Aren’t you getting enough “likes” on your […]

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Cover Design by Anna Takahashi

I was really lucky when I asked my friend Anna Takahashi if she would be interested in doing the book cover design for Ice Cream Headache. Her response: I really wanted to do a cover for you! I’m glad she did. Her design is amazing and really captures the feel of the novella. Check out Anna’s […]

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Here’s what people have to say about Ice Cream Headache

I’m not the only one raving about how good Ice Cream Headache is! “Stepping into the world evocatively brought to life by Jeffrey Miller in the pages of Ice Cream Headache has the same visceral and immediate power to transport you in time and place as that first scent of smoke from burning leaves, or […]

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On the road with Devo

There I was, sitting down across from Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh, Gerald and Bob Casale, and Alan Meyers. The topic of our discussion was “de-evolution” and the state of music today. And then, I asked them a question that has been nagging me ever since I first slapped Q: Are We Not Men? A: We […]

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